We here at The Hop Review are incredibly excited to announce our first event! Join us Thursday, April 30th at 6pm at Northdown Cafe and Taproom as we highlight six of our favorite “New-ish” breweries to the Chicago beer scene.

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We’ll be pouring two drafts from the six featured breweries below; one flagship and one seasonal or rare release from each. Help us celebrate the continued growth of the Chicago craft scene! Come on by, drink a few pints, and meet the brewers, representatives, and owners from each of these fantastic breweries.

Together for one night only, the featured breweries and beers are:

Aquanaut Brewing Company

Bowmanville, Chicago

The Search – ESB – 5.4%

MadHouse – Mild Spring Release – 4.9%


Arcade Brewery

Logan Square, Chicago

Grapefruit IPA – 6.3%

Battlepug – Hoppy Brown Ale – 7.5%


Cahoots Brewing


No S’more Imperial Stout – 9.1%

Rabanas – Belgian-style Ale – 11.1%


Marz Community Brewing


The Machine – APA – 5.3%

Duchess De Bridgeport – Sour Red Ale – 6%


One Trick Pony Brewery

Lansing, IL

Storm Cat – American Amber Ale – 6.7%

Prometia – Tripel – 8.8%


Transient Artisan Ales

Lansing, IL

Bark Lord – Imperial Breakfast Stout – 12.7%

Salarium – Gose – 4%




We look forward to seeing you at Northdown on Thursday!